A Christmas party at the tearoom we operate inspired my friend and me to create this relish. An instant hit, it turned everyone who tried it into a cranberry lover. When served in a glass dish, it's pretty enough to be the centerpiece of your table.
The reputation of this tasty relish goes way beyond your Thanksgiving dinner plate. It’s great with poultry and pork, and will even perk up a ho-hum deli sandwich on-the-fly. —Melode Weiner, Plymouth, California
I made this relish for first time 53 years ago when I was 14. My mother wasn't able to prepare Thanksgiving dinner that year, so I was the cook for our family of 12! We all liked this dish so much that it became our family's traditional cranberry relish.
This fresh ruby-colored relish is sweet and tangy, and the apples and celery give it a terrific crunch. At our house, it's a holiday menu mainstay since it's so pleasant with poultry and pork.
—Edith McFarland, Willits, California
A lovely red color and nice tangy flavor make this relish a hit whenever I serve it. It's great at Thanksgiving and Christmas - or any time. I keep frozen cranberries on hand so we can enjoy it year-round.
-Maureen Alexander, San Jose, California
"I tuck a glass jar of this colorful relish into Christmas gift baskets along with cookies and fudge," relates Donna Brockett of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. "Its tasty medley of fruits and nuts is delicious served with ham or poultry."
This recipe came from my aunt, who for many years invited our family to her home for Christmas dinner. I took great delight in helping myself to this relish because she always served it in one of her fancy dishes, used only on the holidays.
-Ruth Collins, Blossvale, New York
Rich color, a perky texture and tongue-tingling flavor make this relish a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It's lovely for a special dinner, a ladies luncheon or as a stand-alone salad topped with cottage cheese. It's also a great way to use up holiday cranberries. —Henryetta Lewis
Santa Fe, New Mexico
My son is a strawberry fanatic—anything with strawberries in it is a must-have in his book. I'll always remember the look on his face the first time he tried this. It was love! — Karen Wilkes, Lakewood, California
This relish is a tangy addition served with chicken or ham makes a plate look so pretty! It's so important to do something nice for yourself, and a good meal is an easy way to do that.—Eleanor Slimak, Chicago, Illinois